While Todd has been busy taking care of farming issues I’ve been trying to take care of more important things around here. Well, maybe not more important but important to me anyway…
Like Christmas cards. Presents. Boxes shipped to parts West. Tree up and decorated – minus the gingerbread horses cause I still can’t find my beloved Christmas cookie cutters! (The dough is made and there it sits in the fridge because I haven’t given in yet to using the heart, bunny and dog-bone cookie cutters that I did find). Oh, and outdoor Christmas lights.
Horse barn a few minutes later.
This is one of the whiskey barrels that in the summer and fall months is filled with flowers. I’d love to do this with all eight barrels but I can’t find enough red berry bushes. Red willows I can get…berries not so much.
I saw a neat arrangement in a cement urn when we were in Maine and it gave me the idea to do this red berry one. I have it next to the hockey arena here on the farm and totally plan on leaving it up till the spring thaw.
I think it’s gonna look awesome with snow on it!
I know a lot of people that do this sort of thing with their flower containers for the fall/winter months. My dad, for one, does something about like it, using native things from their area in Montana. He seems to come up with a new one every year. This one pictured is from a couple years ago.
What do you guys do for outdoor winter decorating – anything?